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  • I press my ear against his chest, to the spot where I always rest my head, where I know I will hear the strong and steady beat of his heart. Instead, I find silence.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • I'm running on hate. When the energy from that ebbs I'll be worthless.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • My guess is that fearful events are the hardest to root out. They're the ones we naturally remember the best, after all.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • Some walks you have to take alone.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")


  • You know what I miss? More than anything? Coffee. -- Plutarch Heavensbee
    (Suzanne Collins, "Mockingjay")

  • But the words are easy and soothing, promising tomorrow will be more hopeful than this awful piece o time we call today.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I also want to tell him how much I already miss him. But that wouldn't be fair on my part.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I wish I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm going to die, I still want to be me.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • It's the final word in camouflage. Forget chucking weights around. Peeta should have gone into his private session with the Gamemakers and painted himself into a tree. Or a boulder. Or a muddy bank full of weeds.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Never having been in love, this is going to be a real trick. I think of my parents. The way my father never failed to bring her gifts from the woods. The way my mother's face would light up at the sound of his boots at the door. The way she almost stopped living when he died.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • She's Prim's size in diameter.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • The only indication of the passage of time lies in the heavens, the subtle shift of the moon. So Peeta begins pointing it out to me, insisting I acknowledge its progress and sometimes, for just a moment I feel a flicker of hope before the agony of the night engulfs me again.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Why am I hopping around like some trained dog trying to please people I hate?
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.
    (Suzanne Collins, "Catching Fire")


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